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Puerto Rico as the 51st state
« on: March 01, 2023, 11:18:32 AM »
I just returned from PR, this after reading https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/40121985-how-to-hide-an-empire

I never really contemplated it, but I think pr should be a state, maybe incorporate PR and usvi as one state .

How can we have 3 million Americans in an area 3 times the size of Rhode island and it's just a Commonwealth

Guam, American Samoa and northern Mariana islands have much smaller populations.

It seems like a weird situation and an injustice.



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Re: Puerto Rico as the 51st state
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2023, 11:20:13 AM »
How can we have 3 million Americans in an area 3 times the size of Rhode island and it's just a Commonwealth
Just look at the forum this is in for the answer.  ;)
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Re: Puerto Rico as the 51st state
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2023, 11:25:00 AM »
My understanding is that it comes down to internal politics there.
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Re: Puerto Rico as the 51st state
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2023, 11:43:26 AM »
My understanding is that it comes down to internal politics there.

There's no more Puerto Rico independence movement

It's split between commonwealth and state but state has been the majority in voting.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/house-passes-bill-allowing-puerto-rico-to-vote-on-statehood-independence

I think the Senate should ratify it as a state

It's just incomprehensible that 3 million us citizens, 2 hour flight from main land are a us territory.

Hawaii is significantly farther away etc

Since 1917 Puerto Ricans have been us citizens.. that means no one is alive today not born a us citizen